Get Well Stephen Colbert (et al)

This IS Final(?) Jeopardy!

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Today’s Category: Late Night TV

Today’s Clue…

In ADDITION to Stephen Colbert, James Corden,
Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers & Jimmy Fallon all
hosting talk shows, they have THIS in common.

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Players, you have 30 seconds to express
your response in the form of a Question…

(Anyone opting to actually “compete”, should
think up that Question prior to scrolling down.)

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What is being fully vaxxed
YET, contracting Covid-19?

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TRUE Jeopardy Notation insists we punctuate our responses with a “?”, HOWEVER, there can be no question re the medical ramifications; i.e., while the vaccines are successfully preventing serious and deadly consequences, humans can STILL become coronavirus infected; STILL easily infect others.

And that STILL fully validates this layperson’s contention, from the very onset of this godforsaken plague:

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Only a WORLDWIDE MASK MANDATE can help ensure
we expeditiously snuff out & bury the coronavirus; i.e.,
avoid an apocalyptic scenario where one, maybe more
of its variants void the vaccines; to snuff out & bury us!

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There can be no question that sicko / psycho Donald J. Trump’s politicization of the pandemic has infected and spread throughout the vast body of his MAGA Maniacs / Morons / Malcontents (and beyond); thereby resulting in their all too damned common, cavalier attitude…

…their absolutely indefensible, “offhand, indifferent, casual, dismissive, insouciant, unconcerned; supercilious, patronizing, condescending, disdainful, scornful, contemptuous, couldn’t-care-less, devil-may-care” state of chronic insanity!

Quoted synonyms courtesy of the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus

Upon closer scrutiny of this entire mess, matters pan out as the following, grave, glaringly obvious, public health threat…

  • Bad enough… within the entertainment industry, ALL five of those mentioned TV personalities enjoy a vast circle of friends/contacts; far more so than average folks such as you and I do.
  • Even worse… those friends/contacts also enjoy a vast circle of friends/contacts.
  • Worst of all… it’s a near certainty that at some point, some of these infected people will come into contact with immunocompromised and unvaxxed individuals.

It’s at that juncture where the potential for needless suffering / dying enters the big picture.

Returning to the earliest of our pandemic days… we witnessed Colbert, Corden, Kimmel, Meyers and Fallon responsibly sheltering/isolating (e.g., doing their talk show shtick sans LIVE audiences; Zoom interviewing their guests.

More to the point… these hosts and guests, alike, had been just as witty, personable and entertaining as ever. Sure, I do get it, it’s no fun for comedians / entertainers to not cop that buzz; all courtesy of their applauding, cheering, hooting, whooping it up, LIVE audiences; HOWEVER

In the end… the operative word becomes LIVE; as in keeping humanity ALIVE.

The time has come for these five entertainers to cease needlessly Jeopardizing humanity (case in point, Colbert’s covid has even spread to his house band’s impresario, Jon Batiste. Need I say more?) YES, I do need to say more. They must lead by example; demonstrate to the rest of humanity how to behave in a responsible, respectable manner.

In other words… Guys, PLEASE, set aside your egos; resume performing from your covid bunkers with only the bare minimum, production crew contingent. If this is any help, try harboring in your heads, hearts and souls the sentitments popularized by singer Vera Lynn; the lyrics which solemnly vow…

“We’ll meet again,
Don’t know where,
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day”

Song Composers Ross Parker and Hughie Charles • Complete Lyrics [HERE]
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Granted, my authoring a 700 word count blog, devoted to TV talk show hosts, may, superficially, seem silly. However, one cannot understate the beneficial impact this quintet (in particular Colbert, Meyers and Kimmel) has been making upon the national political discourse; how their speaking truth to power via “jokes”, serves a far more significant purpose.

Such courageous comedians are heightening the awareness / enlightenment of their Stateside audiences; the very people who, don’t normally pay close attention to the ever-present dangers; the grave threats to liberty and democracy; such as those posed by the STILL unpunished, insurrectionist and fascist X-Prez Trump and his entire freak show entourage.

Long pensive sigh… I now conclude this post, just as I’ve done for the past two+ years…

Now More Than Ever… PLEASEEVERYBODY

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Still Hopeful Neil deGrasse Tyson

The witty and wise Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on a variety of current issues, among them, how American governors’ efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 have all been hampered by our (in title only) president and his unforgivably, inexplicably non-existent national, unified response…

“One state [will] open up its restrictions while another state doesn’t, that’s adjacent to it? That’s like designating a peeing section of a swimming pool.”

That, in part, has got to explain why We, the critical thinking People, are all pissed off!

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Presidential” Address’ Blooper Reel (Vid of the Day)

Full Disclosure… at present, I’ve been avoiding Donald Trump’s press conferences, “chopper talk” briefings and speeches, etc. in real time. I’d much rather rely on the subsequent analysis presented by my homeland’s TV talk show hosts.

In other words, I believe comedians… such as Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah to be far more credible sources. Bottom line, their truth to power presentations will likely save more lives than the so-called leader of the free world ever will.

And I only list Noah’s name last as a means to smoothly transition to our Vid of the Day set-up / presentation where he’ll be offering up his spot on take re… what else… the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Indeed, Noah is far more forthcoming and reassuring than Trump, himself. Most assuredly,  small-handed Trump’s underhanded and ham-handed approach has led to a self-made disaster that’s been going viral… in more ways than one.

Turning, now, to the blog nuts and bolts… our clip doth clock out at 9:22 but it’ll be time well spent… if for no other reason than to watch the blooper reel… which btw… begins at time index 6:03 (if you’d rather FF to cut to the chase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: COVID Vid of the Day [03/03/20]

In spite of Donald Trump’s assurances to the contrary, Coronavirus / COVID19 is far from being contained and conquered. We’d be ill-advised… really ILL… to be paying any attention to anything that this science denying, intellectually incurious “leader” is saying.

Of course, what he IS saying has been rendered incoherent by his circumlocution and gibberish. While that, in itself, is not dangerous, it is his wasting our time that IS the real threat. We’d all be far better served if the fake prez would fade into the woodwork and do nothing… which, btw, IS what he does the very best.

More to the point, Trump must UN-MUZZLE the scientific community, line up the experts and let them step up to the dais to speak (unfiltered and unfettered) to a nationwide / worldwide audience.

In lieu of that, in the interest of public health and as a public service to all worried souls, worldwide… let’s view that above clip… give a listen to the voice of reason…

Late Night host Seth Meyers.